Our Associates

We are expert Health Care consultants specializing in serving the needs of Health Systems that have chosen Cerner Millennium®. We all come from different backgrounds including HIT Vendors, Health Systems and other health care consulting firms. We all share a passion for healthcare and its mission. Many of us have clinical designations (More than 60%) and many are IT professionals that have become healthcare experts through doing the “Hands-On” work with our customers.

We are very proud of everyone at HPG and are proud to introduce you to a few of our experts:

Meet…Phyllis Friend

Meet…Phyllis Friend

Phyllis is a Registered Nurse with 16 Years HIT, 14 Years Millennium and 17 years bedside nursing/ management (Emergency Department & Labor and Delivery) experience. An expert in FirstNet® (Enhanced Tracking, Patient Education), Depart Process, PowerNote™/PNED, PowerForms, PowerPlans™, Message Center, CCL, Discern® Visual Explorer, History Controls…A team player; fluent in “Geek Speak and Clinical Speak” with the ability to translate between the two.

Meet…Walter Hopgood

Meet…Walter Hopgood

Walter is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with 7 Years Pharmacy, 17 Years HIT and 13 Years of Millennium Experience. An expert in CPOE, eMAR, Meds Process, PharmNet®(Inpatient and Retail), ADE Discern® Rules, Dose Range Checking, RxStation®, PowerChart®, PowerChart Ambulatory™, Charge Services, PowerVision® / Discern Analytics™… A modern day “tailor”, whose fabric is the Medication Process.

Meet…Jodie England

Meet…Jodie England

Jodie is a Radiologic Technician with 19 Years HIT and 15 Years of Millennium experience. An expert in CPOE, Orders, PowerPlans™, PowerChart®/Acute and Ambulatory™, eMAR, Message Center, Security, CORE, Clinical Documentation, CCL, RadNet®, ICD-10… “An outstanding leader who gets results”.

Meet…Pam Schaffner

Meet…Pam Schaffner

Pam is a Radiology and HIT professional with 12 Years Clinical Radiology and 14 Years of Millennium experience.

An expert in CORE, Results, Security, PowerChart®, Enterprise Scheduling, RadNet®, Charge Services, Foreign System Interfaces, ICD-10… A strong team member – no job is too big or too small… Simply put – “Her customers love her”.

Meet…Annie McElwain

Meet…Annie McElwain

Annie is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with several years of Cerner Millennium experience.  She’s a “team player” who understands the importance of not only getting the job done, but doing it in the most effective beneficial manner.

Meet…Maria Negrete

Meet…Maria Negrete

Maria is a results driven HIT professional with 12 years experience as a Cerner Millennium® expert. With the ability to be highly leveraged across multiple areas including design, build, support and project management; Maria is an asset to any project or team.

Meet…Russ Sluiter

Meet…Russ Sluiter

Russ has over 25 years previous clinical and HIT experience that includes work as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist and experience in Cerner Laboratory Information Service management.  Russ is a Clinical Technology professional with expertise in design, build, implementation and management of Cerner Millennium® PathNet® applications.

Meet…Michael Ludwig

Meet…Michael Ludwig

Michael is a Certified Pharmacy Technician and an MBA with more than 13 years’ experience with Millennium. An expert in PharmNet®, Meds Integration, CPOE,  eMAR, Medication Admin Process, ePrescribe, Multum®, Point of Care… Easy to work with and will always “go the extra mile” to make sure of quality and customer satisfaction.